Joint declaration on the upcoming EU Action Plan on digitalizing the energy sector

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As the European Commission stated in March 2020 with the EU industrial strategy, Europe must leverage the potential of the digital transformation, which is a key enabler for reaching the Green Deal objectives. The energy industry, represented by the signatories, recognizes the enabling role of digital technologies for the green transition and to increase Europe’s digital sovereignty.

On the green transition, the European Commission stepped up the ambition for 2030 when in July 2021, the “Fit for 55 Package” was published. It also escalated its efforts on the digital transition when the European Commission announced last March the Digital Decade Principles. Nevertheless, the link between these two mutually reinforcing transitions should be strengthened.

Hence, the upcoming Action Plan on digitalisation of the energy sector,should be the new sectorial EU digital initiative and technological framework enabling trustful and digitally enabled interactions. For this reason, the energy industry has elaborated key recommendations on the main drivers of digitalisation of the power sector

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